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Raising Edvard Munch: Our Foray Into Pet Parenthood

Much ado has been made in the press comparing those who opt in to parenthood to those who opt out. In particular, differences in rates of happiness between parents and non-parents are a subject of some fascination. The strain that raising children together can put on a relationship is well documented. Many new parents grow apart after having […]

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Work-Life Balance, Part II: But it’s different when you’re a parent!

NOTE: This is the second of a 3-part installment on work-life balance. Part 1 can be found here; Part 3 can be found here. Part 1 of our work-life balance series ended with the research-based conclusion that everyone suffers when work conflicts with life. Yet the idea that childfree people need and deserve balance as much […]

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Parenting Dogs: Are Childfree Dog Owners Really Childless?

As a researcher herself, Amy always jumps at the chance to share exciting new findings on the childfree. This latest guest post comes from Shelly Volsche, a student who just recently (and successfully!) defended her MA Thesis at UNLV. Congrats, Shelly, and thank you for sharing your work with us!! Parenting Dogs: Are Childfree Dog […]

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I Didn’t Have a Good Childhood….

Here at w{n}hab! we like to tackle childfree myths. Of course when we say something is a myth what we’re actually saying is that empirically the evidence to date refutes the particular notion. And since we’re all smart we know that empirical patterns do not mean something “always” or “never” happens. For example, one childfree myth says that […]

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Eliminating the Culture of Intensive Parenting: A Win-Win for Parents & Childfree

We can probably all agree that we’ll never all agree on how, when, or even whether, the childfree get to talk about parenting. Some say if we don’t have kids, we have no right to discuss the lives and choices of those who do.* Others suggest that we childfree are among the best equipped to be a voice of […]

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In The News

How helicopter parents muscle in on kids’ job searches – from CBS News

Having trouble finding a job? Have you considered bringing mom or dad to your next interview? Or perhaps asking them to ask their buddies to give you a job? If you’re anything like a recently surveyed sample of 18-24 year olds, your answer may be yes! The survey, conducted by researchers at Adecco USA and […]

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In The News

Childfree and carefree? – from timesofmalta.com

We’re always interested in how the choice to be childfree is perceived around the world so this post on thetimesofmalta.com caught our attention. Upon reading the article it seems that things are not all that different in Malta. For example, like in the States, more and more people are choosing to be childfree. The childfree […]

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Chris Jeub – Master of Debate or Logical Fallacy?

Amy has already done a most excellent, and kindly, job of eviscerating the particulars of hexadecadad™ Chris Jeub’s recent blog post deriding the “Child Free Ideology” as he puts it. So why am I writing more on this you ask? Well, I just couldn’t let go of something I read when I was digging into Jeub’s […]

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We Don’t Look Down on Anyone Who Makes a Thoughtful Choice That’s Right for Them. And We’re Not Sorry.

The latest throw-down in the supposed war between parents and the childfree took place today, as self-professed “daddy blogger” Chris Jeub took a run at all childfree people in his post “We Look Down on Child Free Ideology and We’re Not Sorry.” Written in response to Amy Glass‘s Jan. 15 piece, “I Look Down on Young […]

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Getting Parents On Board the Childfree Bus

So, a few days ago Amy posted a link to a news article on our Facebook page. The article summarizes research findings on the relative happiness of parents vs. the childless. The study in question had some interesting findings: “…childless couples have happier marriages and feel more valued in their relationships…” “…women without children were the […]

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